Television is first and foremost an educational medium. It is an instrument of propaganda and mind manipulation - all done in an entertaining way. It encourages the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco by glamorising them. The heroes of children and teenagers are often shown smoking and drinking beer, letting them believe drugs are sexy and cool. Researchers contend that beer ads communicate the message that drinking is a fun, harmless activity, free from any risks. Many teens start smoking with 12-13 years, just because the commercials shown on TV manipulated them. It is proofed that thousands of people on the whole world die every day from the consequences of drinking and smoking. Hundreds of teens get addicted of tobacco day by day and the industries continue making commercials on television just for their own profit. .
When was the last time you have watched TV? Flip through the channels and I guarantee that you will see some sort of violence on one of the channels .By the time a child graduates from high school; he will have seen 18,000 killings on television. Don't you think watching hours of painless "fantasy violence- children learn to view violence as a normal and acceptable way to express anger and handle conflicts? Even sexual violence losses it's horror. .
Children often behave differently after they've been watching violent programs on TV. In one study done at Pennsylvania State University, about 100 preschool children were observed both before and after watching television; some watched cartoons that had a lot of aggressive and violent acts in them, and others watched shows that didn't have any kind of violence. The researchers noticed real differences between the kids. They were more likely to hit out at their playmates, argue, disobey class rules, and were less willing to wait for things. American surveys of violent programming, found that the level of violence on American commercial television remained constant, averaging five to six violent acts per hour in prime time and 20 to 25 violent acts per hour on Saturday morning children's programs.